ELC Group

(Left to Right)  Kat Redner, Martha Redner, Barbara Schlitt Ford, Bev Shea

Vero Beach — The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is gearing up for their signature annual benefit—Mangroves & Moonlight. This event will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will take place throughout the ELC’s scenic 64-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon.

Guests will enjoy a memorable and meaningful evening of culinary delights, music, cocktails and unique auction items with fellow friends of nature.

The ladies are heading up this special event. Martha Redner, Executive Director of Quail Valley Charities and Membership Director of Quail Valley, is chair of the event, working with a dedicated team to plan this outstanding night. Bev Shea, Event Coordinator and Membership Director and Kat Redner, Marketing and Communications Coordinator are co-chairs of the event, along with Barbara Schlitt-Ford, the Executive Director of the ELC. This dynamic team is working hard to put on an event like no other in the community.

Some auction items include a four-course meal for 12 people by Wild Thyme Catering, an Airplane Adventure, a 16-person wine and cheese private pontoon boat tour and call-to-heart items such as the Maggie Bowman scholarship fund which supports the ELC’s educational programs.

The ELC is excited to be kicking off their largest fundraising event of the year, with its hard-working and dedicated team. Funds raised from Mangroves & Moonlight will benefit our diverse educational programming and operations. Tickets and sponsorships are currently for sale at DiscoverELC.org/mangroves-moonlight. For more information, please email info@DiscoverELC.org.

For over 30 years, the ELC has worked to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Plentiful, year-round options are available for humans to connect with nature and learn about the interdependence of all ecosystems, including guided pontoon boat trips on the Indian River Lagoon, summer camps for children, a monthly EcoTalk Lecture Series, school field trips, professional development training, and more. Our 64-acre, lagoon-island campus includes native plant gardens, miles of boardwalk through mangrove forests, kayaks and canoe rentals, a children’s play area and many other amenities to increase access to nature for people of all ages. Learn more about volunteer, membership, sponsorship, and program opportunities at DiscoverELC.org.

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